In the English County of Berkshire

Welcome to Chaddleworth Parish website

For the latest Village news, please see Chaddleworth Newsletters.

The village of Chaddleworth lies below the southern slopes of the Berkshire Downs, just east of the A338 road, which runs between Hungerford and Wantage to form the western parish boundary. The south-east corner of the village is called Nodmore and the hamlet of Southend sits only a mile to the north-east. In the north of the parish is Woolley and in the south is Poughley, both barely hamlets now. Woolley Down rises above the former. The parish mostly consists of farmland, with some scattered woodland such as Nine Acre Wood, Spray Wood, Down Copse, Rooksnest Copse and Bassdown Copse. The West Berkshire Golf Course, on Buckham Hill, and the northern edge of RAF Welford are in Poughley.


Chaddleworth Parish Council have a vacancy for a Councillor caused by the resignation of Mrs G Homersham. 
  • A bye-election to fill the vacancy will be held if within 14 days (not counting a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or Bank Holiday) from the date below ten electors for the ward/parish give notice in writing claiming such an election to the Returning Officer.
  • The address of the Returning Officer is West Berkshire Council, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5LD.
  • If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

Please contact the Clerk if you would like to know more.  (29 June 2020)



A community response to the challenges of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

Please contact one of the ‘support network contacts’ below, if you are self-isolating and need help with shopping, prescription collections, or even a chat on the telephone.

Nikkie MacNamara: 07533 591 831

Lauren Eeley: 07778 832 422

Rhianna Eeley: 07546 355 212

Becca Tomlin: 07493 049 603

If you live in Chaddleworth and would either like to volunteer or if you would like to receive this service and haven’t been contacted, please call any of the following contacts above or the Clerk. 07867 310121 or email

All residents are encouraged to identify potentially vulnerable neighbours.  Groups vulnerable to the Covid-19 virus include the elderly, pregnant women and people with underlying respiratory or neurological medical conditions.  Residents that are willing to join the support network for anyone self-isolating are asked to contact Nikkie MacNamara: 07533 591 831 or contact the clerk on

Please also inform them that the Chaddleworth community is working to develop a trusted local support network and to be wary of unsolicited approaches from other unknown individuals or organisations. 

 Covid-19 Support Group Network “During the current coronavirus pandemic, the parish council and volunteer groups will also use personal data of vulnerable and at risk individuals which has been supplied by them, or by their relatives, to ensure that they are fully supported during the current crisis. The information held will be used for this purpose alone and will be deleted once the pandemic is at an end. Individuals contacting the parish council for assistance through this scheme will be considered to have given consent for their data to be used for this purpose.”



Chaddleworth Hardship Fund

This charity was enacted in 1813 to provide fuel and ‘necessaries’ for the people of Chaddleworth Parish. This charity has now been updated to become the Chaddleworth Hardship Fund.

 The Trustees of this fund (the Parish Council) would like to help the village during this unprecedented pandemic. If you find yourself in financial difficulties for the foreseeable future please apply to the Parish Clerk by email to the Trustees will look at your application (in strictest confidence) and may award you a loan or other financial help.


We are delighted to announce Chaddleworth has a defibrillator installed in the telephone box opposite the Ibex Inn.  If you come across someone who has had a cardiac arrest, its vital to call 999 and start CPR. They will give you the code to the cabinet where you will find the defibrillator. You shouldn’t be afraid of using a defibrillator as anyone can use them in an emergency by following clear spoken instructions, you don’t need training to use one.  Lets hope we don’t have to use it ,but its a reassurance to know the Village has one.

Any questions or technical matters concerning the defibrillator, please contact the Parish Clerk.



The Downland Volunteer Group runs a 12-seater mini-bus service supporting the Downland villages. It offers a door to door service for shopping trips and other club events with regular trips each week that are delivered by popular demand. The trip that runs to Chaddleworth is in danger of being withdrawn at the present time because of dwindling passenger numbers. If you know of anyone who may benefit from using the service then please pass on the details and we will be glad to try and accommodate them.

If passengers require help with shopping on and off of the bus the driver will be happy to oblige.

The details are as follows:

Route:  Peasemore, Leckhamstead, Chaddleworh Brightwalton (as needed)
When:  Friday Afternoons (Fortnightly)
Time:  Sets off 1:30pm arriving Chaddleworth 2:00pm (Approx)
Destination: Sainsburys in Wantage (1 hour approx. to shop)
Cost:  £3.00 Return Fare
Booking: Contact Dave Morris 01635 578149

The volunteer group is always looking for new volunteer drivers for the Handy Bus as well. If you or somebody you know could spare a few hours occasionally to drive one of the regular routes then please contact Dave Morris whose details are listed above.

Chaddleworth Newsletters. 



June 2020 Chadd News. 






















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